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Google will give you salary estimates before you apply for a job

The search giant will get help from PayScale, LinkedIn, and GlassDoor.


Phillip Tracy


Posted on Nov 15, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 11:01 am CDT

Google is taking some of the stress out of job hunting.

The software giant is updating the job search tool it debuted earlier this year with a bunch of useful new features.

The most promising is the addition of salary information. If salary details are included in a listing, they will now be visible directly in the job search results, which are built into Google. Unfortunately, 85 percent of all job listings don’t say how much money future employees will get paid. For that large majority, Google will provide estimates.

The search giant will gather data from Glassdoor, PayScale, and LinkedIn and post an approximate salary range for all job posts, even those that don’t specifically include pay details. If a listing already includes a salary, Google will show a comparison to the estimated range for that position.

Other changes to the job search tool include improved location services that let job seekers select a specific area where they’d like to work. Users just need to click the “Location” filter and select from a range of distances from 2 to 200 miles away, or “anywhere.”

Google will also let users choose where to apply from if a listing is posted to more than one employment website. Lastly, people will finally be able to save jobs by pressing a bookmark button next to each posting. The feature, which will be released in the coming weeks, will put all saved jobs into a separate tab that can be accessed from any device.

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*First Published: Nov 15, 2017, 1:12 pm CST